HOTEL staff in Aviemore have today been sacked and forced out of their accommodation by their employers.

Coylumbridge Aviemore Hotel, which is owned by Britannia Hotels, issued letters to shocked employees and told them to leave their hotel accommodation "immediately".

It would appear that bosses are blaming the sudden move on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, stating that their “services are no longer required” and that the decision was made under "the latest Government advice".

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The hotel and its owner have been slammed for giving no notice of their intentions to cut jobs nor redundancy pay, and choosing to immediately evict workers.

As reported by The Press and Journal, some staff members were from mainland Europe – leaving them fearful to try and attempt travelling back to their home countries as travel restrictions and global chaos ensues.

One employee, Spanish national Alvaro Garcia, told The Press and Journal that he would have to sleep in a tent as a result of the sudden job cuts and evictions.

The redundancy letter read: "Taking the latest Government advice, this letter is to confirm that with effect from March 19, 2020, your employment has been terminated as your services are no longer required.

It added: "You are asked to vacate the Hotel accommodations immediately, returning any company property to John Macfarlane, Hotel Controller before leaving the Hotel.

"I would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in securing future employment and thank you for your time at Britannia Hotels."

SNP MP Drew Hendry said: "It is not acceptable. It is a worrying time for the hotel trade and urgent support is needed, but everyone is in this emergency together.

"This fails even the most basic test of how to treat people. I have written asking them to rescind these letters. I have offered to help to discuss how a different path can be taken that seeks to support everyone affected fairly and humanely.

"If ever there was a time for looking out for others, this is it, even when businesses are rightly concerned."

The hotel has been approached for comment.